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Vernal Witch-Hazel and Red-Winged Blackbirds

It’s the end of February and it has been a very spring-like weekend.  We know that more snow is on the way, but signs of spring are popping up. 235 more words


Swallow Cliff

I had the day off work today and decided to go for a walk outside.  Although it is December in Chicago, the weather was fantastic and it seemed others had the same idea. 121 more words


Three Deer

I am a patient man. Hella patient. You might not think so, but it’s true. I proved my patience the day I shot this.

There is a strip of land – a nature preserve – that runs the lakefront from Zion to the Wisconsin state line. 204 more words

Living In America

Our Mountains, Our Woods

October 18th, 2015
From Mount Van Hoevenberg, High Peaks Wilderness, Adirondack Park, New York.


Forest Preserve Members Overwhelmingly Ratify Contract

On Oct. 14, more than 100 members of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County came to Local 700 to vote on their new contract proposal. 235 more words


A Break From the Clouds

After many days of cloudy weather, the sun finally broke free this afternoon and cleared the evening sky. Note the changing tamaracks.